Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with Choir of the Enlightenment, Sir Simon Rattle, conductor as part of the International Choral Series in The International Concert Series 2013-2014 Sunday 4th May 2014 8pm @ National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland Room: Main Auditorium Prices: €95, €85, €75, €65 (€45 Choir Balcony)  Haydn ‘The Creation’  Susan Gritton, soprano John-Mark Ainsley, […]

Double Bass Masterclass in Dublin, Ireland

by Chi-chi on April 29, 2014

Double Bass masterclass at Dublin’s National Concert Hall With Chi-Chi Nwanoku MBE, FRAM Sunday 4th May, 1.15pm Room: John Field Room Price: Observer ticket €5 Complimentary tickets available for Season Friends of the National Concert Hall (Please log in with your Season Friends log-in to avail of complimentary tickets for this event) Ahead of this evening’s […]

French Fancies

February 20, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Queen Elizabeth Hall, London Click Here to learn more or purchase tickets. This delightful programme, starring charismatic piano duo the Labèque Sisters, will brighten your February. The concert features Ibert’s charming, even frivolous Divertissement and concludes with a piece Saint-Saëns banned during his lifetime for […]

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Armonico Tributo

January 8, 2014

Join Chi-chi and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in this concert series featuring period trumpet and strings in all their glory. Featuring works from some of the greatest pioneers in music, including Bach, Biber and Vivaldi. It’s also an opportunity to hear the deeply intoxicating Armonico Tributo, a piece that demonstrates […]

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Margaret River, Australia

April 13, 2013

During my visit to Margaret River, WA, Australia: I had an extraordinary experience yesterday. There had been a storm the night before & our water & electricity had been cut off. Exciting… but not convenient. I had some admin work to do & both iPhone & iPad were flat. So, I headed out to one […]

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Miles away…

March 5, 2013

It seems to be getting worse… this habit of being utterly lost inside your personal handset. Today was a classic case. I was walking from Baker Street station to teach at the Royal Academy of Music. The sun was shining, which usually means (from my observations) that people are more open in their manner. Not […]

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Each in our own worlds . . .

August 28, 2012

Sitting on the underground today. The guy next to me, the guy opposite me & the guy next to him are all plugged into their headphones & music. I’m being deafened by the leakage from the guy furthest away from me. He’s unaware of the intrusion as I stare at him, stop after stop. Eventually […]

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